a new book in the making by Anthony Marr
Is 2013 a good year to write a book? Well, 13 is my chosen number, so in this sense it is auspicious. But 2013 follows 2012, and that may not be all that promising, because by the time the book is ready to hit the shelf, book stores may have become extinct, or worse, literacy, or worst, humanity itself (best as some might deem), which ironically is what the book is meant to help prevent and save.
But come hell (figuratively) or high water (literally), I’m writing my third book – [A PLANET’S RANSOM] (tentative).
I’ve been writing it for the last 3 months or so, and expect to be doing it for another 3 or more, since I’m up to Chapter 51 of an estimated 100. My average speed is about one chapter every 1-3 days, with writer’s blocks along the way. This explains why I haven’t been quite as active on FB of late. I haven’t announced the writing of this book abiding by my rule to not announce works in progress until at least half-done, which I believe it has. If not, the book will just keep on going. Shannon Wright bears first hand witness to the process. 🙂
To safeguard the book’s foregone termination, or if banned or burnt, I might seal its original in a time capsule and launch it into the future. At least, then, whoever can still read in 2050 will know in some detail on a personal level what has transpired and is still transpiring in 1990-2020 that has contributed to their demise. Conversely, if there happens to be a Renaissance in 2050, the book hopefully could make a historical contribution and sit in a new museum somewhere.
[A Planet’s Ransom] is a novel, in which a super-powerful psychopath of an oil-tycoon teams up with an ingenious psychopathic trophy-huntress to seek control of the destiny of a nation and the fate of the world, counter-balanced only by a civil/animal-rights attorney and an environmentalist/wildlife-preservationist.
Keeps me awake at night just thinking about it. 😀
Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)